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  • Sterkoder
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    Re: Walking Bjerkestrand (Kristiansund/Frei)

    And down by the old Kvitnes ferry dock on the south side of Frei is this small Colin Archer lookalike "Aries". From looking at its ropes and moorings, I don't think this one will go anywhere by itself...
    Last edited by Sterkoder; March 11th, 2012, 00:36.

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  • Sterkoder
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    It's not entirely Bjerkestrand, but it certainly ain't Kristiansund (theoretically yes, but commonly thought of no), so therefore I choosed to use this thread.
    I belive it was in year 955 we had a big viking battle here, called Battle of Rastarkalv.
    This has been made into a play (like the more known Battle of Stiklestad), and from behind the stone seatings for the public, there are a great place to take pictures towards Freifjorden 1 Anchorage


    Turning 180 degrees we see Freikollen and Frei church


    Three monuments, or rather a monument, erected to commemorate the Battle of Rastarkalv

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  • Tommi
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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Shouldn't the water be on the other side of the wood?
    Reminds me of a couple of lads I used to know who named their boat "Jacuzzi"...

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    Five pictures to go, and here's a boat not going to sail for a while
    Shouldn't the water be on the other side of the wood?

    But honestly, very nice series of images Sterkoder.... I clearly understand that you are happy with the lens so far... a whole new world is now opening for you, this is great news and I know we will be amazed by you in the future.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Re: Walking Bjerkestrand (Kristiansund/Frei)

    Thank you, thank you!!!

    In short, I can tell you that it's a great relief to not have to change lenses all the time.
    The Tamron 18-200 is a pleasure to use, and fantastic for, as you suggest, a walk not needing to carry all my photo equipment.

    It can not cope with my original Pentax 18-55 and 55-200 (as I knew from before), but I've learned to accept the slightly lower quality.
    My camera salesman said I would not see the differences, but I do.
    I must say though that it's not more than I can fix in my editing programme.

    I have a Tamrac photo bag, so whenever I leave the house, I will carry it on my shoulder(s), and since its contents are Pentax 18-55, Pentax 55-200, Tamron 100 Macro, Samsung 10-17 fish-eye and now a Tamron 18-200....., I belive it's all up to the 'operateur' behind the camera now

    When I park my car and walk around, the Tamron 18-200 will surely be my companion.
    I can't see before me that I will be changing lenses whenever on events like Tall Ships Race, airshows, or any other crowded places, so over all...., this is a good catch
    Last edited by Sterkoder; February 26th, 2012, 17:24.

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  • Seagull
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    Great photos with this new lens! You must tell us more about how it actually feels to you in use, what were the advantages on that walk compared with your other kit, was there any moment when you could have done with a different lens, and even if there was did ease of use, less weight to carry when walking, not fiddling changing lenses with cold fingers and so on override that? It will be interesting to hear about. Perhaps you will end up with a “car kit” and a “walk kit”!

    Anyway, there are some special images here. The reflection of the tree in the water in #178/1 is marvellous. I like the way the widest part of the puddle is exactly the right shape for the reflected tree with its branches and foliage, compared with the direct view of lower straight trunks in the upper part of the picture.

    In the same post the background and colour tones for those straw stalks is so well chosen, and in the next view of Reinsfjell I love how you caught that patch of sunlight. (That kind of thing might be another advantage of the new lens …there is nothing more annoying than to see a rapidly changing effect of light like that if you have the “wrong” lens on your camera and can’t change it quickly enough)

    Great composition with all the foreground rocks in #178/5, especially having some bright sky reflected in the rock pools –that kind of brings the whole picture together.

    I love my seagull! Beautiful lighting on those rocks.
    And that wooden millipede is fantastic!
    Nice depth of field in the rocks of #179/5 with an almost tangible wetness. And I very much enjoyed those vein patterns in that big stone…and then there’s the boat and the roof tiles and that amazing gold light in the freezing pond! What a wonderful walk!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Thank you, Sir....! I see you're doing a great job yourself down there in Spain, especially photographing squirrels

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    Re: Walking Bjerkestrand (Kristiansund/Frei)

    Very good pictures that you took with your new lens, Sterkoder
    Congratulations with the lens.

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  • Sterkoder
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    I just read your comment on page 9, Tommi..., thank you so much!!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Five pictures to go, and here's a boat not going to sail for a while


    A few trees of the Osp (Populus Tremula) type looked like columns of a kind


    Freifjorden looking towards Aspøy and Reinsfjell


    Old roof tiles stored under a boathouse


    It was time to walk home again when the temperature went down and small ponds started to freeze (and so did my fingers)


    Well, I think my new lense worked out well

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  • Tommi
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    Hey, that lens looks pretty good! Congratulations!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Talking about seagulls...


    Then I walked along the shoreline to see if I could spot more to use my new lense on.
    Suddenly this monster came crawling up from the fjord!!


    Looked like a giant 'Tusenbein' (as we say in Norway), directly translated 'thousand legs'. Millipedes, is an english word I found though, if anyone can confirm.


    But of course it was an old tree floating on shore during one of the last storms


    Stones wet after the tide has gone down and a little rain


    Nice pattern in a huge stone. Thought of our "stone crazy" 'Seagull' when I took this one
    Last edited by Sterkoder; February 26th, 2012, 04:33.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Finally, it was time (and weather) to test my new Tamron 18-200mm lense bought Friday.
    In a few threads in here, I've posted pictures with info that they were taken by this lense, not knowing if you looked into this or those other threads first.
    Anyway, I went down to Viken farm to test it, and here we go:

    A pond in a tracktor track in the forest on my way down to the farm


    The very high tide during hurricane 'Dagmar' around new year left many a small thing on dry land


    A flowery straw naked from last year. We're all waiting for summer now...


    994 meters high Reinsfjell with the low land wooden Aspøy in the foreground across the fjord from Bjerkestrand


    Down by the Viken farm. Close to the stony seagull..., as 'Seagull' would know so well


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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Seagull View Post
    Oh my…#173/3…. amazing, like a crystal glass engraving.
    My favorite too! Just so that it is said!

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  • Sterkoder
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    Mr. Håkon Visnes has made a movie again flying his camera model airplane over the Orsetra area, Freikollen and residential area Storbakken on the south side of Frei.
    In the movie you'll recognize Reinsfjell and the suspentionbridge in the mainland connection of Kristiansund.
    Håkon himself say that he's just playing around with his new plane, and I belive it is slightly more unstable around the roll axis.
    Anyway, highlight of the movie is when he takes us over the top of Freikollen over 600 meters up, then dive down the south side of the mountain.

    As always, he knows very well what music he should pick for his movies. Take a look:

    http://vimeo.com/35642401
    (Movie is three days old)

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